Iran Denies Interfering in Bahrain’s Internal Affairs, Calls it to Seek National Reconciliation
The Islamic Republic of Iran denied all the allegations mentioned in the final statement of the 37th GCC summit that closed its work session on Wednesday (December 7, 2016) in Manama.
Reuters: British PM Heads to Bahrain to Cement Gulf Ties Before Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Bahrain this week for a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council that she hopes will cement stronger ties with Middle Eastern countries as Britain leaves the European Union
Appeals Court Hands down 3-Year Jail Term to Tweeter "Haji Ahmed" over Criticizing War on Yemen
The High Appeals court amended the First Instance Court's verdict, sentencing the owner of "Haji Ahmed" twitter account to 3 years instead of 5. The authorities accuse Haji Ahmed of "insulting the forces taking part in the decisive storm and spreading false news and rumors that would endanger and intimidate people in war time".
Public Prosecution Summons Activist Enas Oun for Interrogation Tomorrow
The Public Prosecution summoned on Saturday (November 12, 2016) head of the monitoring and documentation unit at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Enas Oun for interrogation tomorrow.
Hussein Abdulwahab Launches Hunger Strike, Policeman in Dry Dock Prison Assaults Him
The family of prominent opposition leader, detainee Abdulwahab Hussein, said that their detained son "Hussein" started on Saturday (November 5, 2016) an open hunger strike in Dry Dock Prison, protesting against being banned from treatment after his health deteriorated and he has become a step closer to paralysis.
BCHR Documents Violations against Ashura Processions in 15 Villages
Bahrain Center for Human Rights said that it documented violations committed by the Ministry of Interior against Ashura rituals in 15 villages, condemning the actions practiced by the authorities against religious beliefs.
Clashes Broke out with Ministry of Interior Forces in Abu Saiba Village after Removal of Ashura Banners
The security forces affiliated to the Ministry of Interior oppressed citizens in Abu Saiba village after citizens rose up in protest of the violations practiced by these forces against the Ashura processions.
64 Academics from 20 Countries Urge Ban Ki-moon to Interfere to Stop Oppression in Bahrain
64 researchers and academics sent letter to UN Secretary General expressing concern regarding recent repressive measures against Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Intervention for BIRD and ADHRB in Geneva on Bahrain’s Use of Mercenary in Clamping down on Protestors
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHR) along with Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) made a joint intervention about Bahrain’s use of mercenary in clamping down on citizens demanding democracy.
Ayatollah al-Subhani Calls on Bahrain Rulers to Cease Oppression of Bahraini People
Shiite religious authority Ayatollah Sheikh Jaafar al-Subhani called on rulers of Bahrain to end oppression of Bahraini people.
Letter to FCO About Involvement of Fawaz Al Khalifa in Restricting Press Freedom, the Latter Denies
The British Guardian newspaper said that leading press freedom groups have sent a letter to foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns about the human rights record of Bahrain’s ambassador to the UK, Fawaz bin Mohammad Al Khalifa.
Bahrain’s Unending Repression: Enough Already!
Bahrain’s decision to strip Sheikh Isa Qasim of his citizenship is yet another example of regime’s deepening repression.
Forbes: Bahrain Economy Set For Further Slump Following Renewed Political Clampdown
The economic Forbes magazine said unexpected closure of Al-Wefaq is likely to spell further trouble for Bahrain.